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Introduction

 

Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team.  They are taught to look for opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making a range of products.  The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators.

 

 

 

Aims of Design & Technology

 

  • to develop children’ designing and making skills,
  • to teach children the knowledge and understanding, within each child’s ability, that will be required to complete the making of their product,
  • to teach children the safe and effective use of a range of tools, materials and components,
  • to develop children’ understanding of the ways in which people have designed products in the past and present to meet their needs,
  • to develop children’ creativity and innovation through designing and making,
  • to develop children’ understanding of technological processes, their management and their contribution to society.

 

 

 

Design & Technology in relation to the National Curriculum

 

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.


National Curriculum Programmes of Study 


 

                      


Year 6

Our Autumn Term topic, Urban Scene, gave us the opportunity to undertake a really exciting Design and Technology project. Collaborating with our local high school , Wade Deacon, the children produced their own prototype skateboards from initial design to completed products.     At Wade Deacon, the children constructed their skateboards using workshop machinery.